Haydan District

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Haydan District
Country  Yemen
Governorate Sa'dah
Population (2003)
 • Total 60,331
Time zone Yemen Standard Time (UTC+3)

Ḥaydan District is a district of the Sa'dah Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 60,331 inhabitants.[1]

Ḥaydan as-Sham (Arabic: حيدان‎‎) is the largest town in this northern district, nestled in the mountains, some 24.07 miles (38.74 km) as the crow flies from Sa'dah in a south-westerly direction. Access is had by travelling overland by four-wheel-drive vehicle and takes more than an hour to reach from Sa'dah because of the high and treacherous terrain. It was once home to a large Jewish community who have since settled in the land of Israel.


  1. ^ "Districts of Yemen". Statoids. Retrieved October 23, 2010. 

Coordinates: 16°50′N 43°33′E / 16.833°N 43.550°E / 16.833; 43.550